Art Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Art
Department Chair: S. Rakić
Art Faculty:  D. Cunningham, S. Rakić

Majors: Art History, Art Studio (Tracks: Ceramics, Digital Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, & Painting)
Minors: Art History, Art Studio

The art department at Franklin College provides theoretical and practical education in a variety of options for completing an art major or minor program.

The art program is designed to develop students’ broad appreciation of art and their ability to create art through curricular offerings of art history and art studio experiences. Both art major and art minor programs allow two possible tracks: one primarily focusing on the study of art history and the other on developing studio skills. The goal of both options is to develop students’ understanding of the major periods/styles in visual arts and to encourage students to explore their own creativity in drawing, painting, sculpting, and designing. The art history program offers a study of visual concepts and the major art movements within the historical period which produced them and gives students an understanding and appreciation of artistic endeavor and experience. The art studio major is designed to develop students’ skills for creating art/design while developing an appreciation of art/design and an understanding of art history.

Major Requirements
A major in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required major courses. All courses for majors must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Art History
Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art OR WIN XXX in Art History
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art History) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art History) Senior Experience*
*May replace ONE of the electives listed below if 5 credit hours are completed.

Three of the following courses
ART 160 Drawing I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 270 Painting II
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX WT Art Course

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Ceramics
Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience

Track Requirements
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 375 Ceramics III
ART 475 Ceramics IV

One of the following courses
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 270 Painting II
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements:
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Digital Fine Art Photography
Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience

Track Requirements
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photography III
ART 395 Digital Fine Art Photography IV

One of the following courses
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 270 Painting II
ART 275 Ceramics II
WIN XXX WT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field
Art Studio: Graphic Design

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience

Track Requirements
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 345 Graphic Design III
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Desig

One of the following courses
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 270 Painting II
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Painting
Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience

Track Requirements
ART 270 Painting II
ART 370 Painting III
ART 470 Painting IV

One of the following courses
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX WT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art History Minor
A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Required courses
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 230 Modern Art
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art

One of the following courses
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
WIN XXX
WT Course/Art History

One of the following courses
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix

Art Studio Minor
A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Required courses
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 130 Color and Design
ART 160 Drawing I

Three of the following courses
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I
ART 240 Graphic Design II
ART 260 Drawing II
ART 270 Painting II
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II
ART 370 Painting III
ART 375 Ceramics III
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photo. III
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Design

 

POSTED-Nov. 20, 2018